Wednesday December 31st 2008, 6:00 PMThe primary emissions from aircraft that contribute to global warming are carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides. Improving fuel efficiency translates almost directly into reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. [News Source]
For those who value flying… .
Donna Brazile: We must temper excitement with patience.
Wednesday December 31st 2008, 6:00 PMAs Obama and Joe Biden prepare to take the helm of leadership in this country, I think it’s clear that expectations are very high right now regarding the probable success of the Obama administration. [News Source]
Coping with climate.
Wednesday December 31st 2008, 6:00 PMDeveloping nations will bear the brunt of global warming. Public-private partnerships can help. [News Source]
The commodification of the future and the battle for middle earth.
Wednesday December 31st 2008, 6:00 PMDirected primarily at the accelerated deforestation of the 'Middle Earth' belt of forests that encircle the globe along the tropics, international solutions focus on greenhouse gases resulting from human activity. [News Source]
Lead boldly where you’ve never led before, Prime Minister.
Wednesday December 31st 2008, 6:00 PMThe Age's new year wish is that the Government will recover its boldness in connecting economic and environmental policy. [News Source]
Soot in the city.
Wednesday December 31st 2008, 6:00 PMSoot conjures acrid, stifling images, from Dickensian London to smokestacks in China. In Houston, it's freeways thick with diesel exhaust and a thin brown haze that too often smears the skyline. [News Source]
Alternative energy goes mainstream.
Wednesday December 31st 2008, 6:00 PMForced to balance the needs of a population that cannot survive without subsidized energy, and at the same time facing the need to diversify energy sources, the government finds itself in a quandary. [News Source]
British scientists to venture into unknown beneath Antarctic glaciers.
Wednesday December 31st 2008, 6:00 PMThe polar scientists are to get their first glimpse of this hidden world with a robot submarine that will travel beneath one of the frozen continent's most puzzling glaciers. [News Source]
Nevada Power steams forward.
Wednesday December 31st 2008, 6:00 PMThe electric utility serving Las Vegas is preparing to consider its first investment in a geothermal power project in Northern Nevada, using a method just approved by state regulators. [News Source]
NZ tries biofuel in jets.
Wednesday December 31st 2008, 6:00 PMLooking to reduce its carbon footprint and cut its fuel bill, Air New Zealand on Tuesday tested a passenger jet that was powered partially with oil from a plum-sized fruit known as jatropha. [News Source]
Biofuel for jumbo jets: Kiwis take to the sky on jatropha.
Wednesday December 31st 2008, 6:00 PMFuel from the weed jatropha powered an Air New Zealand jet on a two-hour flight today—the world's second flight of a commercial jet on biofuel. [News Source]